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Emotions run high at cliff-pushing newlywed trial

Prosecutors Seek Life For Bride Who Pushed Husband Off Cliff
Prosecutors Seek Life For Bride Who Pushed Husband Off Cliff

Federal prosecutors want Jordan Graham, the Montana newlywed who allegedly killed her husband by pushing him off a cliff, to be locked up for life.

That recommendation was submitted in pre-sentencing documents filed Tuesday according to the U.S. State District Court)

KPAX explains "Prosecutors are calling Graham extremely dangerous, predatory, an unrepentant murderer. And they recommend she be sentenced to the upper range of her potential punishment." (Via )

Back in December, WBNS explains Graham admitted to pushing her husband of just eight days off a cliff. She says they had an argument while visiting Glacier National Park, and she was using self-defense.

During her trial, Graham accepted a plea bargain, admitting to second degree murder.

Graham's attorneys, though, argue she should only be sentenced for up to 10 years, with five years of supervised release following. (Via NBC)

KECI reports friends and family have submitted letters supporting both sides of the argument. Graham's former best friend wrote:

"Please do not let her off with a slap on the wrist ... She needs to understand that it is not ok to murder and lie."
On the other hand, her step-father wrote, "I feel in my heart she did not intentionally harm anyone."

The judge is expected to hand down Graham's prison sentence next Thursday.

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hly3wd March 20 2014 at 10:20 AM

wow her best friend said that... sorry folks, that says a lot, parents don't always know best.

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bertlunker March 20 2014 at 3:25 PM

Blindfolded? very interesting.

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steve bertlunker March 20 2014 at 3:50 PM

SO This what they call blind love.

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jillrev March 20 2014 at 5:31 PM

marymary: I sense you are just a little bit off your rocker. Maybe you should up your meds.

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Tony Montana March 20 2014 at 10:29 PM

I find it hard to comment on this. One of the two had an anger management problem a psychologist would call it. I have a neighbor who's wife hides as far away from him as she can when he has his fits. He owns over 100 firearms. 2 domestic violence convictions, and a road rage incident. No felonies though. I support the 2nd amendment (right to bear arms), and the institution of marriege. It may anger some, but maybe we need psychiatric evaluations for marriege liscenses and to buy a firearm.

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Roni Tony Montana March 21 2014 at 1:20 AM

i so agree Tony

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aregens March 20 2014 at 11:10 AM

why isn't it 1st degree murder? how much more deliberate could it have been?

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boowah March 20 2014 at 5:25 PM

We have to release all the murderers! How else will we have room for the drug users and kiddie porn downloaders?

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xraybrain March 20 2014 at 9:12 PM

Never marry anyone who you haven't known for at least 3 years....5 years even better. If you are not certain after 5 years you never will be.
As my late father always said.....anyone who gets married before they're 30 is an idiot.

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frozenbull March 20 2014 at 4:28 PM

There's not an awful lot of information here . Plea deals are apart of every case that comes before a judge . Some are offered by prosecutors ,some by defendants ,some not at all . I have to think that this Prosecutor had some doubts about going ahead with a trial . Don't know why you would give her a plea deal after calling her a predatory dangerous murderer. he luckey if he gets 10 years out of it .

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vanvorous frozenbull March 20 2014 at 5:13 PM

FYI, according to the Montana local news (Kallispel specifically and the local TV stations), the woman plead guilty and they are now dealing with the sentencing part of the case.

The the author of the above article neglected to mention that little detail... ;-)

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demigoff1 March 20 2014 at 10:37 AM

Cold blooded.

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Still March 20 2014 at 6:29 PM

If it were self defense she wouldn't have lied. She married him he thought for life that is what she shoudl get.

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